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Opinion: The Rise of the Fitness Influencer

Jarrod McDaniel, Staff Writer
March 21, 2023

  Social media fitness influencers have become a staple in the online world, with millions of followers looking to them for guidance on living a healthier lifestyle.    From Instagram to TikTok, fitness influencers are using the power of the internet to share their fitness...

Community leaders discuss COVID misinformation in UMKC lecture series

Community leaders discuss COVID misinformation in UMKC lecture series

Tyrionna Clardy
November 30, 2021

COVID vaccination rates are tremendously low in communities of color in Kansas City. On average, only 43% of individuals get vaccinated, which is about 7% lower than the national average. UMKC’s latest installment of its Critical Conversations series, conducted over Zoom...

SGA October updates: hygiene resources, Roos Give Back and climate resilience

SGA to revive once rejected health referendum

Daisy Garcia Montoya
January 25, 2021

A health and wellness referendum that failed to pass in Spring 2020 is making its way into the Student Government Association (SGA) chambers once again. Speaker of the Senate Caroline Moriarty says that a health referendum is a priority of hers for the spring semester. “I...

Students wearing face masks and standing on the UMKC Volker campus speaking to one another

Coronavirus Update: Cases increase on campus; UMKC plans return after Thanksgiving

Emma Hilboldt
November 16, 2020

UMKC reported the second-most positive coronavirus cases on campus in a single day following Halloween weekend.  The uptick in on-campus cases came at the same time as the U.S. had a record-setting 100,000 cases in a single day. The rise in cases has not appeared...

UMKC unveils new health and safety app, Campus Screen

UMKC unveils new health and safety app, Campus Screen

Emma Hilboldt
September 8, 2020

As UMKC has welcomed back students —some returning from previous years and others incoming freshmen— it has also called them to take responsibility for their health. In an attempt to make self-monitoring easier on students, UMKC has introduced a new app called Campus Screen.  UMKC...

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